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What's the Difference Between Plantation Blinds and Traditional Blinds?

Plantation blinds are a great way to get the elegance of plantation shutters while sticking to a budget.

But what makes them different from regular blinds, like horizontal blinds or mini blinds? Or plantation shutters?

Find out more below or schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our Louver Shop of Pittsburgh design consultants. We’ll help you pick the best window blinds by bringing the showroom to your living room. Then we’ll customize them just for your Pittsburgh home.


Mini Blinds in a bathroom

Plantation Blinds vs. Mini Blinds

When you think about blinds, you might picture mini blinds. This best-selling, budget-friendly blind often has one-inch aluminum slats.

Mini blinds are ideal for busy areas with heavy foot traffic, since they’re easy to clean. And cordless blinds styles from Hunter Douglas are even quicker to lower.

Plantation shutters

Plantation Blinds vs. Plantation Shutters

Plantation blinds look like plantation shutters but have a number of distinguishing features.

1. Slat Size

Plantation blinds have wider slats than standard blinds, often as wide as 2.5 inches. But their slats are skinnier than plantation shutter louvers, which are as large as 4.5 inches.

2. Installation Location

Plantation blinds are installed at the top of windows, while plantation shutters are installed inside the window opening.

3. Operating System

Many plantation blinds lower with a cord, but some feature a cordless lift system, like our custom blinds from Hunter Douglas.

Personalize Your Blinds

Our blinds come in many different slat widths, finishes and materials. Most popular styles include faux wood and wood blinds.

Not sure which material to choose? Real wood blinds are ideal for rooms with little humidity, including bedrooms or living spaces. Polymer blinds are moisture resistant, making them a good selection for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Whichever style you choose, you’ll have window treatments with great light control.

Related: Shutters vs. Blinds—What’s Suitable for My Home?

Everwood Blinds in a kitchen

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